Summer Reading

by Liz Dowling

There is nothing like a good book on the beach.  I am a little late this summer organizing a pile of books to read, but I finally got my Amazon order and am ready to go!

Not on purpose, but there seems to be a Paris theme in my book list.

A Paris Apartment depicts Paris of the Belle Epoque, an apartment in the ninth arrondissement that has been shuttered for 70 years with lots of treasures and a “sexy” Parisian on the scene.  Tres Bien!

All The Light We Cannot See is set in Paris during World War II.  Anthony Doerr took ten years to write this novel and won the Pulitzer Prize for it.  Supposed to be amazing.

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My summer book club book is the new Harper Lee Go Set a Watchman.  With many of the same characters as To Kill a Mockingbird, this new book takes place 20 years later when Scout comes home to visit her father and all that ensues.  Launch date, July 14th.

My Life in France is an attempt to get interested in cooking this summer….

It tells the story of Julia Child when she first arrives in France, her time at the Cordon Bleu and writing Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  If it doesn’t get me interested in cooking, I know it will get me interested in a trip over the pond!

If Reese Witherspoon has already signed on to be in the movie version of this debut novel Luckiest Girl Alive, it should be good.

Last but not least, the wanderlust book.  Without Reservations winds the reader through Paris, London and Italy….  One CAN live vicariously on the beach.

I am almost done with Primates of Park Avenue (admitting to reading it) and am excited to lie around on a beach towel and read all of these new books.

Happy Reading!

the wry home

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Laura Breitenbach July 9, 2015 - 9:39 am

Reading ‘All the Light We Can Not See’ now….also happens to be my son’s ‘must read’ for school. Half-way thru and the writing is amazing!

lizanne shaver July 9, 2015 - 11:16 am

Dear Lizzy,
Thank you for motivating me. Your the grestest……. Ox, Lizanne

Kathleen Perkal July 9, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Looks like a great list! Thanks for sharing.

Jill Ahrens Moot July 9, 2015 - 1:06 pm

Thank you , Liz ! Am leaving for Paris on Saturday and plan on revisiting your blog upon my return –hoping my holiday will linger on through Labor Day, while enjoying some great reads .

Jill Ahrens Moot July 9, 2015 - 1:11 pm

Thank you , Liz ! Look forward to revisiting upon my return from Paris on the 19th- my holiday just may linger on through Labor Day

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